Audi has significantly cut the entry price that its customers have to pay to switch to electric motoring with the launch of the Q4 e-tron. The new compact SUV undercuts the larger Audi e-tron SUV by 27,000 euros in the German brand's home market.
The Q4 e-tron and the raked-roof Q4 e-tron Sportback version are the first Audis to use parent Volkswagen Group's MEB electric platform.
The volume-focused architecture, which also underpins the VW ID3, ID4 and Skoda Enyaq, allowed Audi to start the Q4 e-tron's price at 41,900 euros in Germany.
The compact SUV's entry model, the 35 e-tron, has the smallest battery pack in the range at 52 kilowatt hours, with a top-end range of 341 km (212 miles) and total power of 167 hp.
The 40 variant has a 77-kWh battery pack, a range 521 km and total power of 201 hp, but the larger battery adds 150 kg compared with the 35.